El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information Session Recording + Presentation Slides

Happy Monday DVS Families!

We hope you had a great weekend. Thank you to all the students and parents that were able to attend the El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information session that was held on 1/25/2024.  Here is the webinar recording and Here is PDF of the presentation with hyperlinks included.

Students who are planning to enroll in Dual Enrollment courses are highly encouraged to watch the recording with their parents before applying to El Camino College. 

 

Week 20 Wrap Up & Week 21 Preview

We hope all DVS students and families had a great week. Students enjoyed starting their semester 2 seminars this week. It’s always fun to see students engaged in learning outside of their core classes!

Week 21 Announcements & Reminders: 

  • FAFSA / Dream Act Workshop: We are hosting an in-person, hands-on FAFSA / Dream Act Workshop for seniors and their families on Tuesday, January 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP HERE and have student and parent FSA ID created and verified before the event. This takes about 3 business days, so please plan accordingly. Please CLICK HERE to apply for an FSA ID. More information about the night can be found on our previous blog post at this link.
  • Spring Dance: This year’s spring dance theme is Parisian Garden! The dance will take place in the West Plaza of the 201 N. Douglas campus on February 9th from 6pm-9pm. Early bird tickets are available for purchase for $25 until 11:59pm on February 4th (after which tickets will be available for purchase for $30 until 12:00pm on February 9th). Buy tickets online at MySchoolBucks.
  • Honors Sign-Up Form: Honors criteria and options are being communicated through teachers in class and on Canvas. By the end of Week 22, students should have the information they need to indicate which honors they will be pursuing on the Spring 2024 Honors Sign-Up Form (a Da Vinci Google account is required to fill out the form). The form is due on Friday, February 16th.
  • Yearbook: The yearbook is available for purchase at http://www.yearbookordercenter.com. Use the school code 19656. The current price is $50 (+$5 processing fee) but will be increased to $60 (+$5 processing fee) on March 15th. Orders will be accepted through May 16th or when the last book is sold, whichever comes first. For more information, please contact Travis Wimer, DVS Yearbook Advisor, at twimer@davincischools.org

Week 21 Schedule:

 

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • Tuesday, 1/30: FAFSA/ Dream Act Workshop for Seniors
  • Wednesday, 2/7: DVS Families Coffee Time @ 4:15pm in the DVS Galileo Room
  • Friday, 2/9: Professional Development Day – No School
  • Friday, 2/9: Spring Dance
  • Monday, 2/19: President’s Day- No School

Helpful Links:

DV/Wiseburn Athletics 

DVS Planning Calendar 

DVS Announcements Slidedeck  

TONIGHT! El Camino College Dual Enrollment Information Session

El Camino College is offering a Dual Enrollment Information Session for parents and students to learn more about the application process and requirements. This session is highly encouraged for students that have not registered for a Dual Enrollment class before.

Dual Enrollment Information Session 

Thursday, January 25th 2024

5:00-6:00 p.m.

This 1-hour workshop is for students and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in traditional El Camino College classes as well as in classes offered in partnership with Da Vinci Schools.  No registration necessary – join via link below at 5:00 p.m using the following link:

Join Information Session    or    https://elcamino-edu.zoom.us/j/88291330845

The deadline for Spring 2024 enrollment is Friday, February 2nd 2024Spring 2024 Session begins on Monday, February 12th and ends on Friday, June 7th.  Please contact Ms. Marquez, College and Career Counselor, if you have any questions: 

FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application Workshop (Seniors)

Hello Senior Families!

We are hosting an in-person, hands on FAFSA/Dream Act workshop on Tuesday, January 30th from 5:30 p.m.  to 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be on the DVS floor. A Financial Aid Counselor from El Camino College will be here to answer your financial aid/FAFSA/CA Dream Act questions, help you fill out the application, and submit your application that night! Please RSVP HERE so we know how many computers will be needed.

Please have student and parent(s) FSA ID created and verified before the event. This takes about 3 business days, so please plan accordingly.  Please CLICK HERE to apply for an FSA ID.

Please bring with you on the night:
  1. Social Security Number -parent(s) and student
  2. Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen, but are an eligible permanent resident)
  3. Federal Income Tax Return 2022, W2’s, and other records of money earned
  4. Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  5. Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

Please reach out to Ms. Marquez, College and Career Counselor, if you have any questions.  We hope to see you there!

fmarquez@davincischools.org 

Spring Dual Enrollment Opportunity with El Camino College and Dual Enrollment Information Session (11th and 12th graders)

Hello DVS junior and senior families!  We hope you had a great weekend.  I am reposting information on Dual Enrollment with El Camino College for the Spring semester.

Course details are listed below:

COMS 100- Public Speaking

(Asynchronous, Online)

BUS 101- Introduction to Business

(Asynchronous, Online)

FILM 110- Film Appreciation

(Synchronous, In-Person)

In this course, students will compose, present, and evaluate original speeches. Emphasis is placed on audience analysis, topic selection, research, evidence, organization, delivery, and critical analysis of persuasive communication. Students are required to attend out-of-class speaking events.

 

 

3 units

Transfer CSU, UC

*meets graduation requirements at most CSUs

Start Date: Monday, February 12th, 2024

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multicultural and globalized environment.

 

3 units

Transfer CSU, UC

Start Date: Monday, February 12th, 2024

In this course, students will investigate the origins and aesthetics of cinema including the classic Hollywood narrative film and its alternatives. By analyzing representative films as unique cultural products, the student will be introduced to various methods of interpreting and evaluating motion pictures within their socio-political context.

 

 

 

 

3 units; 2.5 hour lecture

Transfer CSU, UC

Tuesdays/Thursdays  3:00-4:25

Start Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Dual Enrollment Application  and DV Sponsored Dual Enrollment Supplemental Form must be completed and submitted to Ms. Marquez by Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at 2:30pm

Dual Enrollment Application

DVS Sponsored Dual Enrollment Form

 

Also, El Camino College is offering a Dual Enrollment Information Session for parents and students to learn more about the application process and requirements. This session is highly encouraged for students that have not registered for a Dual Enrollment class before.

Date: Thursday, January 25th 2024

Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

This 1-hour workshop is for prospective high school students and parents to receive an overview of Dual Enrollment in traditional El Camino College classes as well as in classes offered in partnership with your high school.

No registration necessary – join via link below at 5:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join Information Session

or

https://elcamino-edu.zoom.us/j/88291330845

 

Week 19 Wrap-Up & Week 20 Preview

We had a great first week back. It was energizing to see students back on campus! Students seemed refreshed and ready to start Semester 2! During the winter break, we loved having our DVS alumni back on campus for our annual DVS luncheon. It brings us much joy to keep in touch with our alumni, hear all about their journeys and accomplishments, and of course, remind them that they are always welcome home.

Week 20 Announcements & Reminders: 

  • Spring 2024 Seminars: Next week is the first week of seminars for the spring 2024 semester! You can see our seminar offerings in this Seminar Descriptions & Statuses document. Students are enrolled in the same fall 2023 seminars by default unless students submitted a change request this week. Students will have an additional opportunity to request seminar changes between Tuesday-Friday, 1/23-1/26, via this form (students must be logged in to their Da Vinci Schools Google account to access the form).
  • Free Test Prep Seminar: We are offering an SAT and ACT test prep class for Wednesday seminars this semester! This class is free to DVS students and will be taught by Paul Jury of PJ Test Prep. Learn more about PJ Test Prep here. Students still have the opportunity to request the Test Prep Seminar when seminar change requests open back up next week, Tuesday-Friday, 1/23-1/26. We are planning to offer an (optional) opportunity for DVS students to take the SAT on a weekend in April, so this is a great way to prepare!
  • Ethnic Studies Dual Enrollment Course: We are offering a dual enrollment Ethnic Studies course through CSULB on Saturdays. Classes start tomorrow, Saturday, 1/20! This is for 10th-12th graders. Classes take place on Saturdays from 9:00-12:15. It is not too late to sign up, if you are interested, please contact Ms. Marquez: fmarquez@davincischools.org. The deadline for late registration is 1/26. 

 

Week 20 Schedule: 

 

Important Upcoming Dates: 

  • Tuesday, 1/23: First day of spring 2024 seminars
  • Wednesday, 2/7: DVS Families Coffee Time @ 4:15pm in the DVS Galileo Room
  • Friday, 2/9: Professional Development Day – No School

Alumni Luncheon:

 

Helpful Links:

DV/Wiseburn Athletics 

DVS Planning Calendar 

DVS Announcements Slidedeck  

 

Announcements From Real World Learning Director (1.19.2024)

Las Fotos Project is hosting a Website Development Workshop on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 11:00am 1:30pm at Las Fotos Project, located at 2210 East Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90033.

Teenage girls and gender-expansive youth who are developing, or beginning to create a website, are welcome to join the workshop. It will be led by the leaders of Monforte Studio, a Queer-Women-Owned-Company brand and design studio. 

This is an intermediate-level workshop, ideal for young creatives looking to build out their creative portfolio website. Youth between the ages of 12 and 24 can participate. 

Laptops will be provided. To sign up, please click here.

Las Fotos Project’s mission is to elevate the voices of teenage girls & gender-expansive youth from communities of color through photography and mentoring, empowering them to channel their creativity for the benefit of themselves, their community, and future careers.

Learn more about amazing RWL Opportunities here!
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Crissel Rodriguez, Director of Real World Learning, at crodriguez@davincischools.org.

Announcements from Real World Learning Director (1.18.2024)

Hello Da Vincians, 

Welcome back! 

This week, the Real World Learning Team is releasing its Spring and Summer 2024 document with a wide number of opportunities students can engage in.

Some opportunities have fast-approaching deadlines. For support with applying, students at RISE or 201 Da Vinci schools can email Ms. Nordia Simmonds at nsimmonds@davincischools.org, or stop by the Real World Learning Center right next to our Da Vinci Coffee Shop. Students at Connect High School can connect with Ms. Evelyn Hernandez-Rosas at ehernandezrosas@davincischools.org

Join the Cast and Crew of Da Vinci’s First-Ever Musical: The Addams Family

Inviting all Da Vinci high school students to join the cast and crew of Da Vinci’s first-ever musical: The Addams Family!

Please click here, or scan the QR code above, for detailed info about auditions, rehearsals, etc. Everyone who would like to participate will be accepted into the production! Auditions are necessary for casting, but no one will be turned away.

See below for information on important upcoming dates and times:

AUDITION PREPARATION RETREAT (optional)

Thursday, Jan. 18
4 – 7pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

We will distribute and review all audition materials, as well as chat about production themes, characters, concepts.

 

All those interested in being in the CAST must attend all three audition days (see information below for DANCE, VOCAL, and ACTING).

DANCE AUDITIONS

Tuesday, Jan.23
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

Please come dressed to move. Sweats, dance clothes, etc. Dance shoes are not required, however if you have them, you are invited to wear them. Otherwise, please wear some type of tennis shoe you can dance in safely. EVERYONE ATTENDS FOR THE DURATION.

 

VOCAL AUDITIONS

Wednesday, Jan. 24
4 – 8:00 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

All those auditioning will sign up for an individual 8-minute time slot. Click link and it will take you to the vocal audition sign-up spreadsheet.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1307jlDUdSURw8W1WRKmrytqZ_y_YkSh19czsTNagzJ4/edit#gid=0

 

ACTING AUDITIONS 

Thursday, Jan. 25
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo

Everyone will share their short scene and long scene. Please be familiar with all scenes as you may be asked to read for a variety of characters in a variety of scenes. EVERYONE ATTENDS FOR THE DURATION

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CALLBACKS

Friday, Jan. 26
4 – 7 pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo
An email with specifics will be sent Thursday evening after Acting Auditions.

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CAST AND CREW PARENT/GUARDIAN MEETING

Tuesday, Jan. 30
6:30 – 7:30pm
Blackbox Theater, 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo
Mandatory for all cast and crew to attend, as well as one parent/guardian.

 

**IMPORTANT NOTE: All those intending to participate as CAST MEMBERS will need to enroll in the new Tuesday/Thursday Musical Theatre Production Seminar. This provides us with an opportunity for some extra rehearsing!

 

For any questions, contact Diane Feldman, Theater Coordinator, at dfeldman@davincischools.org.

Rivet School with Da Vinci Virtual Info Session Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:30PM

Dear Da Vinci 12th Grade Students and Families,

We would like to invite you to a virtual information session to learn more about our Rivet School with Da Vinci program.

Rivet School is a reimagined college and career pathway program. Our college program is designed around the needs of students and provides both flexibility and structured accountability to support students in meeting their goals.

In partnership with Rivet School, Da Vinci seniors who choose to continue their journey through the Bridge Program will enroll in college at no cost (free!) to the student or their family. Students will participate in a flexible, online accredited degree program with opportunities for in-person meetings and career-connected learning on the Da Vinci Connect High campus.

Please join us to learn more about this program and if it may be a good fit for your student!

Rivet School with Da Vinci Student & Family Virtual Information Session

🗓️ Dates: Monday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM

📍 Location: Virtual Session (details provided upon RSVP)

💬 Spanish translation available

🔗 Link to RSVP: HERE

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Da Vinci + Rivet Team

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